Police investigated a report of a suspicious object near Allen Temple AME Church in Woodstock on Tuesday and determined it was a spent fireworks casing, Woodstock Police Chief Calvin Moss said.
Someone reported the item to a police officer at the church, which is also a polling station for the runoff elections taking place across Georgia.
"There was no danger, no evacuations, the people in line to vote were never aware of it and voting went on as usual," Moss said Tuesday afternoon.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and FBI were investigating threatening emails targeting local polling places in several Georgia counties, including Cherokee. Law enforcement officials are stationed at all 40 local precincts and other than the spent firework, nothing out of the ordinary had been reported as of 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.